Dating back to 1589 and steeped in over 400 years worth of history, the Fitzwalter Arms is a beautiful destination dining Pub & Restaurant with three letting bedrooms located in rural Goodnestone, Kent.
Sat in the District of Dover between Canterbury and Sandwich, the Fitzwalter Arms is a beautiful destination dining pub & restaurant with letting bedrooms located in rural Goodnestone, Kent.
The Fitzwalter Arms dates back to 1589 and is steeped in over 400 years’ worth of history but despite many changes over the years, it still retains its own unique charm, character and many of its original features. Kent hops line the beautiful wooden beams and it boasts open fire places, wooden floors, rustic exposed brick walls and leaded glass windows that feature in all of the local Fitzwalter estate.
Internally you will find the feature bar servery and lower bar area full of cosy sofas and tables for more relaxed and informal dining or a quiet game of dominoes, cards or bar billiards together with a separate restaurant dining room for approx.30 covers. This space can also double up as private dining and event space if required.
In 2016, the Fitzwalter Arms opened its doors for the very first time in over 400 years to overnight guests. Its three unique guest letting bedrooms on the first floor of the property are well maintained and all boast ensuite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities and freeview televisions.
One of the most popular features at the Fitzwalter Arms is its large, pretty grassed garden to the rear of the property with a paved patio area and seating. There are also two barns on site at the pub, one of which is currently used for laundry and storage and the second which was turned in to a quaint village shop full of fresh local supplies during lockdown and which has since remained in situ. Customer car parking is available outside of the property.
Moving forward Shepherd Neame is looking for tenants that understand the importance of a village pub to the local community whilst also capitalising on the tourist, passing and destination dining trade.
Feature bar servery with relaxed drinking space, lower bar area with seating for approx. 6 covers and separate restaurant dining room for approx. 30 covers. Well equipped trade kitchen
Three large, well maintained ensuite letting bedrooms. 2 doubles and 1 family room
Large grassed garden with a patio area to the back of the property. Barn laundry and storage room and a private barn utilised as a village shop. Street side customer car parking
Private accommodation includes 1 double bedroom, lounge and bathroom
refundable on day of charge
+ monthly payments £50
|Stock, glassware, cutlery, crockery, etc|
Estimated subject to independent valuation by trade broker and stock taker
£750 refundable on completion of training
|Total estimated ingoings||£24500|
|Minimum capital considered|
Based on: Trading deposit + stock, glassware, cutlery,
crockery, etc, working capital + training deposits + misc
|Please note: Where only minimal capital is available inventory will be rentalised.|
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
RATEABLE VALUE - £9,000
MULTIPLIER - 0.512
ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE - N/A
Year ending 30 June
|All beer and cider
Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
Ready to drink litres
£800 per week approximately net.
Shepherd Neame has no access to the tenant's food turnover figures. Please note this figure is estimated as accurately as possible at time of publishing.
Supply of alcohol, background music and provision of late night refreshment.
Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 23.30
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.00
Open to the public
Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 00.00
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.30
Monday - Sunday - 10:00 - 23:30